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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Sumburgh

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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Sumburgh Head at the southern tip of the Mainland of Shetland.The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson in 1821. The light was automated in 1991 and the keepers' houses were converted into holiday accommodation. The lighthouse complex also has offices for the RSPB who look after the bird reserve which surrounds the lighthouse.The Northern Lighthouse Board operate the light, whilst the Shetland Amenity Trust own the site and plan to restore the lighthouse facilities and build a visitor centre. The lighthouse is protected as a category A listed building.
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  • We walked here along the cliffs from Jarlshof , this might be tricky if the winds are high, otherwise the views are fabulous all the way wit a huge variety of birdlife all the way. There's a strenuous...  more »
  • Beautiful lighthouse on the top of a couple of cliffs. Lots of puffins from May to half August. Nice cafĂ© with good cakes in the Stevenson Center. You will love it! A real must-do for every visitor to...  more »
  • Follow the long narrow road winding its way past the airport then up the tiny route to the headland and you get to th lighthouse. Unfortunately you can't go up the tower but there are some thoughtful ...  more »

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